Nicole Scherzinger is set to join the cast of ABC/Lionsgate TV’s remake of “Dirty Dancing,” reports Deadline.

Nicole Scherzinger is set to join the television remake of "Dirty Dancing". © AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

Nicole Scherzinger is set to join the television remake of “Dirty Dancing”.
© AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

Scherzinger will star as Penny, the dance partner of talented instructor Johnny in ABC’s three-hour “Dirty Dancing” remake.

Johnny is set to be played by Cole Prattes in a role originally made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film. They will also be joined by Abigail Breslin as Baby, originally played by Jennifer Grey.

Debra Messing will also star in the movie as Baby’s mother Marjorie.

Scherzinger, who was famously the lead singer of burlesque troupe turned-girl group The Pussycat Dolls, is also currently in talks to return to her previous role of Grizabella’in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway revival of Cats”.

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